Introductions:"New" and "Old" Students. - page 45

How about a thread that will allow us to introduce ourselves to those who are new and the new students can do the same. I am Stephany, 42, mother of 3 children, a son 22, a daughter 15, and a son... Read More

  1. by   Back2School@40
    Hello All,

    My name is Tammy. I am a 40 year old mom with 1 nineteen year old son. He was actually a twin, but one did not survive. After that pregnancy I was advised not to have any more children.
    Not long after my sons birth I became a single mom. I have spent the last 18 years working in restaurants and raising my son.

    During my last few years in the business I started managing a restaurant. I started putting some money away a little at a time and in October of 2001 I quit my job and started college for the first time. I have always wanted to be a nurse. I finished all of my pre-reqs and have been accepted into an ADN program that starts in August.

    I have spent many a night reading through postings on this sight. There is such a sense of community here that I enjoy very much. Good luck to everyone and take care.
  2. by   Nurse_RaRa
    Michelle - Thanks for your reply. The only thing I wanted people to say while I was carrying my daughter or afterwards was "I'm sorry". That's all you can say. (She would have been 10 on May 10th.)

    Tammy - I have such respect for single Moms! Good for you. I was a single mom of four little ones and was terified. You'll make a great nurse!!!

    Hi to everyone else - I look forward to getting to know you...getting to know all about you..(music) sorry:chuckle

    back to packing .....
  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    maria and tammy, welcome!
  4. by   bedpan
    I am Mark - but call me whatever you feel like.

    I am 46 and in the 6th week of my LPN Program - I know - a lonnnnggggg way to go but I have taken the hardest step .anyway

    My plans are to continue upward after I finish LPN, but just where I guess is still to be determined.

    Great to be here and hopefully ya'll will have to put up with me for years to come!

    (edited because I swear I typed it right but my evil keyboard changed the spelling on a couple words and then hit submit before I could notice they were mispelled and do anything about it - yeah, that's it!)
  5. by   NurseKay2006
    Hello to All!

    My Name is Kay and I will be 19 next Monday (yea Cancer babies rule! )

    I am a Sophomore and currently enrolled at my local CC where I am completing my pre-reqs for a BSN.

    I must say this site is great. And not like the other dead zone Nursing boards I have come across.

    Keep IT GOING!
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    mark, welcome! all the best to you.
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    kay, welcome! an early birthday wish to you!
  8. by   iliel
    I have to agree, Cancer babies do rule
    Have a good b-day and good luck with school!
  9. by   Mandylpn
    Mark: nice to hear from someone older than me starting out in nursing. I am 45 and just finished my first year (lpn) let me tell you it was tough! good luck to you, I know you will make it. (the first semester is a cakewalk!)
  10. by   bedpan
    Thanks all - I am loving it!

    I have been wanting this for years but was never able to go for it (Couldn't quit my job and support a family - Had to place them before myself even though this is what I was meant to do)
  11. by   LisaG
    Hi My name is Lisa. I'm 20 years old and almost done the LPN program.
  12. by   suzy253
    Hi Lisa. Congratulations to you and much success in your future.

  13. by   Mandylpn
    Hi: What I am wondering is, are there any other "students" about my age (45), just wondering. Most of my friends in school are 20 or so. thanx